Dental implants are no longer considered experimental and have become the standard of care for the replacement of missing teeth. As you have heard time and time again, dental implants have a 95+% success rate. Compared with traditional methods of tooth replacement implants offer increased longevity, improved function, bone preservation and better psychological results. Because of this a greater number of implants
are being placed today. Despite out best efforts in site preparation, placement and restoration 5% will experience a mishap or failure. Unfortunately this 5% group is often over looked. Being involved with implant dentistry today requires not only the knowledge of how to place and restore but also how to diagnosis and treat implant mishaps and failures no matter when they occur. This course is designed to expose the clini-
cian to the variety of complications that can and do occur. It will include everything from loose screws and broken bars to fractured abutments and implant bodies. Specific cases will be shown to demonstrate each complication as well as the step-by-step procedures to mange these different types of complications.
After taking this course participants will be able to recognize and manage complications that occur to the following:Implant fixture, Screws, Abutments. Bars. Miscellaneous Problems